HB 1122-FN - AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE
HOUSE BILL 1122-FN
SPONSORS: Rep. Abbas, Rock. 8; Rep. Doucette, Rock. 8; Rep. Lang, Belk. 4
COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration
This bill includes suicide under the definition of "killed in the line of duty" when considering eligibility for death benefits of first responders.
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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.
Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]
Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.
12Mar2020... 0375h 20-2078
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
(f) "Killed in the line of duty'' means a death, including suicide, of a police officer, firefighter, emergency medical technician, or rescue squad member while in the performance of his or her duties as a result of incident, accident, or violence causing death or injuries which are the direct or proximate cause of death. Death by suicide shall be considered a work related cause of death. "Incident'' shall include any death that is determined to be occupationally related by the worker's compensation insurance carrier, a self-insured worker's compensation plan, or by the labor commissioner for workers' compensation purposes pursuant to RSA 281-A.
HB 1122-FN- FISCAL NOTE
AS AMENDED BY THE HOUSE (AMENDMENT #2020-0375h)
FISCAL IMPACT: [ X ] State [ ] County [ ] Local [ ] None
Estimated Increase / (Decrease)
[ X ] General [ ] Education [ ] Highway [ ] Other
This bill expands the eligibility of a $100,000 line-of-duty death benefit for first responders who die from suicide. To the extent an eligible individual is determined to have been killed in the line of duty, general fund appropriations and expenditures would increase.
|Jan. 21, 2020||House||Hearing|
|Feb. 12, 2020||House||Exec Session|
|March 11, 2020||House||Floor Vote|
|Jan. 8, 2020||Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 1 P. 10|
|Jan. 21, 2020||Public Hearing: 01/21/2020 10:00 am LOB 306|
|Jan. 30, 2020||Subcommittee Work Session: 01/30/2020 01:00 pm LOB 306|
|Feb. 12, 2020||Executive Session: 02/12/2020 10:00 am LOB 306|
|Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0375h (Vote 18-1; RC)|
|March 11, 2020||Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2020-0375h for 03/11/2020 (Vote 18-1; RC) HC 10 P. 54|
|Minority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate|
|March 12, 2020||Amendment # 2020-0375h: AA VV 03/12/2020|
|March 12, 2020||Ought to Pass with Amendment 2020-0375h: MA RC 275-42 03/12/2020|
|June 16, 2020||Introduced 06/16/2020, and Laid on Table, MA, VV; 06/16/2020; SJ 8|
|June 16, 2020||No Pending Motion; 06/16/2020 SJ 8|